About Cara Brookins
Cara Brookins is a bestselling author and professional speaker, who, despite her lack of construction training, built a 3500 square foot house with her four kids by watching YouTube tutorials. Her successful book about the project launched her career as a keynote speaker and media personality and has now been optioned to become a Hollywood film.
Cara’s keynote presentations combine strong content with entertainment to help audiences around the world build a better life and career. She proves that reaching your highest potential isn’t just about how hard you work but about adjusting your mindset and strategy to take full advantage of the hours you’re putting in. Your vision, mindset, and focus become the building blocks for your success.
Cara was a reader and a storyteller from early childhood and began writing fiction stories when her four children were very young. She graduated with a degree in technical writing and English from UALR and has seven published fiction novels for middle grade, young adult, and adult markets.
The success of Rise combined with eighteen years as a senior software architect lead Cara to become a highly requested speaker at major corporations like YouTube and Google as well as major conferences and annual meetings and to deliver a TEDx about living a life without limits and redefining the way people set goals.
The traditional Chinese language version of Rise released in 2018, and the Russian language version will be available soon. Additional Foreign language deals for Rise are underway.
A major studio, an a-list actress have attached to the film as well as talented screen writer Kate Angelo (Will and Grace, Backup Plan)
More details to be announced soon.
YouTube and Google filmed a motivational documentary for internal use at the home built by Cara and her kids.
Cara was inducted in the Arkansas Writers hall of fame in 2018.